Broadcast journalist, Mr. Gilbert Aggrey, popularly known as Abeiku Santana has been expelled from his position as one of the tourism Ambassadors for Ghana.
The news broke out not too long ago from the ministry of tourism in a form of a press release statement.
The Min. of tourism also made it clear in the statement that, Abeiku Santana is no longer among the newly appointed ambassadors and should cease to operate as such.
“The attention of Minister of Tourism, Culture and Arts, Hon. Catherine Ablema Afeku has been drawn to references of one Mr. Gilbert Aggrey, alsoknown as Abeiku Santana as a National Tourism Ambassador. The office of the Minister will like to put out clearly that the said references are not factual and should cease forthwith.
The said Mr. Aggrey was once appointed as such by the former Minister, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare in May 2016, but had his designation come to an end after a new list of Ambassadors was drafted by the Minister in consultation with industry stakeholders.
For the avoidance of doubt, the list includes the following persons: Agya Koo, Cindy Thompson, Diana Asamoah, Reggie N’ Bollie, Fuse ODG, Okyeame Kwame, D Black, Van Vicker, Nana Kwame Ampadu, Lucky Mensah, Sam Okyere, Fancy Ghadam, Dada KD, Kaakyire Kwame Appiah, Wiyala, Stephen Appiah, Leo Mensah, Andy Dosty, Bibi Bright
Sena Dagadu, Yvonne Nelson, Daddy Lumba, Sherifa Gunu, Paa John Dadson, Sarkodie, Azmera Asabea Kropa and Abedi Ayew Pele.
The Minister will also like to stress that under her watch and in accordance with the mandate given to her by the President, the power of tourism and culture will be effectively used to promote unity and national cohesion.”
Samuel Bryan Buabeng,
Media Liaison Officer for Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Abeiku Santana was appointed as one of the tourism ambassadors for Ghana during the Mahama Administration, and has sine exercise his duties in promoting tourism.